Preston’s Lancashire Encounter to be showcased in photo exhibition

Posted on - 30th November, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Flashmob dancers in Fishergate for the Encounter

Flashmob dancers in Fishergate for the Encounter

It was three days which brought Preston together and showcased the arts and culture of the city.


Now you’ll be able to relive the Lancaster Encounter festival with an exhibition of pictures at a coffee shop.

Ham and Jam cafe is to give you the chance to explore the excited crowds, eye catching moments and flurry of activity that was the Encounter.

Preston Photographic Society members have taken the pictures and they will now be on the walls for a month at the coffee shop in Lancaster Road, opposite the Town Hall.

Read more: Glowsticks and giant red balloons signal start of the Encounter

Vice-president of the photographic society Mick Porter said: “The Lancashire Encounter was a unique chance for our members at all levels to be part of an event which offered a huge diversity of interesting photographic opportunities over the weekend. Working with Preston City Council opened up access to areas which would not normally have been available to members of the public.

“In return, the council received a portfolio of images to record and promote this event for the future covering the whole weekend. The exhibition in Ham & Jam on Lancaster Road brings the club back to where it all started over 110 years ago and showcases just a small selection of images from the weekend. This is great example of local organisations in the city working collaboratively for mutual benefit and hopefully opens up further opportunities in the future.”

The procession of light was part of the Encounter Pic: Benjamin Wareing

The procession of light was part of the Encounter Pic: Benjamin Wareing

Read more: Procession of light stuns Preston

The exhibition runs from Tuesday 13 December to Sunday 15 January.

Executive member for culture and leisure services councillor Peter Kelly said: “Lancashire Encounter was a fantastic event, which we were thrilled to host in Preston city centre. The images I’ve already seen come from Preston Photographic Society have really captured the essence of the event and I can’t wait to see them in situe at Ham and Jam.”

Will you be going to see the Encounter exhibition? Did you attend the festival? Let us know in the comments below

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